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Overboard (1987)

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A cruel but beautiful heiress screws over a hired carpenter, who later is the first one to find her when she gets amnesia. Looking for a little revenge he convinces her that she's his wife.

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Joanna Stayton / Annie Proffitt
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Billy Pratt (as Michael Hagerty)
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Jeffrey Wiseman ...
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Jamie Wild ...
Frank Campanella ...
Captain Karl
Henry Alan Miller ...
Dr. Norman Korman
Frank Buxton ...
Wilbur Budd (Elk Cove)
Carol Williard ...
Rose Budd (Elk Cove)
Doris Hess ...
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Storyline

Rich bitch Joanna hires country carpenter Dean to build a closet on her yacht. When the two don't see eye-to-eye, Dean is left unpaid while Joanna sets sail. The following day, Joanna is fished out of the sea, after falling overboard, suffering from amnesia. Dean sees a neat way to regain the money she owes him... he tells her she's his wife; that way Dean gets a free housekeeper and mother for his four kids. Written by Rob Hartill

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carpenter | amnesia | love | yacht | memory | See more »

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Comedy | Romance

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Release Date:

16 December 1987 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Hombre nuevo, vida nueva  »

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$26,713,187 (USA)
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The scenes of the character of Joey Proffitt talking in Pee-Wee Herman's voice were improvised as the Pee-Wee voice was not part of the original script. See more »

Goofs

A 'local' radio announcer at the beginning of the film mispronounces the word 'Oregon.' See more »

Quotes

Dean Proffitt: This one's flat, give me another one Billy!
Billy Pratt: I only got six.
Dean Proffitt: Well, I guess we better send the ol' ball and chain out to buy us more.
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Jim Dandy To The Rescue
Written by Lincoln Chase
Performed by _Wright Brothers Band_
Courtesy of Atlantic Recording Corp.
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Go Kurt!!!
19 November 1998 | by (Hawaii) – See all my reviews

This was a great film. I enjoyed it thouroughly! The casting couldn't have been better and it was hilarious! The kids were great and made me laugh! Kurt did another excellent job. All those who are fanatics for edge of your seat thrillers, don't even comment on this movie, go see Soldier or something, maybe you'll like that better. "Typical 80's trash" WHATEVER!!! Just enjoy the story, I loved it. Kurt you are such a cutie and you and Goldy belong with each other, (but I'm sure you already know that!) 10/10!!!


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